Jane’s Ride on Sunday
Just a reminder that I’m co-hosting a Jane’s Ride with Eric McClure of Park Slope Neighbors this Sunday, May 6th at 12:00 noon as part of the Municipal Arts Society’s annual Jane’s Walk program.
How did an eight-foot wide strip of green paint, less than a mile long (which by most accounts transformed Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West from a three-lane, speeding-plagued arterial into a traffic-calmed neighborhood street appreciably safer for biking, walking and driving) become the front line in the global battle over bike lanes? How is Grand Army Plaza, one-time home of the Death-o-Meter and written off for decades as an inhospitable and impenetrable “traffic peril,” being transformed into Brooklyn’s pedestrian- and bike-friendly town square? Pump up your tires, strap on your helmet and join us for a family-friendly exploration of two of Brooklyn’s most startling public-space transformations.
There are a ton of other great Brooklyn walks on Saturday and Sunday and they’re all free.